With the decision that we don't necessarily have to follow game mechanics in the pursuit of creating a balanced game, I think it necessary to bring up Critical Hits and other sources of luck (such as the secondary effects of moves like Flamethrower and Ice Beam). Simply put: no one likes to be in complete control of a match and have the entire thing ruined by a single crit, freeze, or something that is completely in the control of the RNG. You can say that Crits are a balancing factor, making the use of defensive boosters less viable, but is anyone really using Critical Hits as their only defense against Curse Snorlax? Against Cosmic Power Jirachi? Anyone who is worth their salt in this game has concrete answers to these Pokemon WITHOUT having to rely on crits... and I personally think that the benefit of removing crits (i.e. maybe now we can be comfortable in our ability to switch in Pokemon against opponents because no matter what, if we're meant to survive an attack, we'll survive) far outweigh the benefits of keeping them in the game. Anyway, just as a disclaimer, this is in no way an "official" vote... just wanting to see where everyone's opinion's lay. Edit: everyone needs to revote, I forgot to make it public.